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Mount Fosthall  British Columbia   #2239
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Monashee Mountains / Gold Range

Height: 2686 m -> 8812 feet
Prominence?: 816 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Odin (12.1 km away, at bearing 49 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Odin (12.0 km away)

Location:   50.48033,-118.25845     50:28:49, -118:15:30   11U 410713 5592795 (22 km W of Mouth of Pingston Creek). (37 km NE of Cherryville). NTS Mapsheet: 082.L.08   AreaCode: FL08/EC85
First Ascent: 1928 William Gates and Party
Mount Fosthall from Fawn Lake in July
Located north of Bill Fraser Creek on the west side of South Caribou Pass. The south ridge is the normal summit route, an easy scramble. Originally Bivouac listed the first ascent as being in 1975 by P. Mellows; L. Semproni; F. Taylor; S. Ward; E. Wylie. However, this was corrected in 2003 by Bob Pritchard who climbed the north side a year earlier in 1974, and at that time found a summit cairn and concrete slab dating back to the Gates party in 1928.

Name Notes: A lot of the features in this area were named by people after themselves. According to Bill Peters (of the family of Peters Lake), who has posted a brief history on this area, this peak was originally named Mount Fraser by Bill Fraser after himself in 1928. But then in 1950's a surveyor called Fosthall renamed it after himself. (which does not please Mr Peters). Note that there is a "Bill Fraser" creek and Bill Fraser Lake just south of the peak. Looks like an example of the naming politics. However, from a usefulness standpoint, the name "Fosthall" is superior to Mount Fraser because it avoids confusion with the larger Mount Fraser on the BC Alberta border.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
52 2005.01.04 Eat and Run: Ski Touring in the Southern Monashee Mountains Sandra McGuinness
86 2003.07.26 Striking It Rich in the Gold Range Doug Brown
36 2002.08.08 Mount Fosthall Via South Cariboo Pass Klaus Haring
27 1974.08.25 Mount Fosthall North Face 1974 Bob Pritchard


Paper Maps
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
20 Fosthall Alpenglow Doug Brown
14 Mount Fosthall from Fawn Lake in September Robin Tivy
11 Mount Fosthall from Fawn Lake in July Klaus Haring
5 Sunset on Mount Fosthall Alyn Kruschel
3 Mount Fosthall (South Face) Wade Tokarek

Placename Photos
11 Gold Range from Mount Fosthall Klaus Haring
4 Summit Cairn Marker on Mt. Fosthall Bob Pritchard